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RMS Upcoming Events


RMS150: Social Media Safety and Security
6/5/2019

Join Risk Management and Safety on June 26 at 2:30pm for “Social Media Safety and Security”

 

Learn why companies want your personal information and why even non-identifiable information needs to be protected.

 

The social media landscape is ever changing and there’s an increased focused on privacy. Know what privacy changes are in store for your favorite apps and why protecting your personal information is more important than ever before.

 

Discover tips and tricks to protect your information. From using Virtual Private Networks to simple adjustments to your browser settings.

 

HRD Course RM150 will be held on June 26th from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm in HRD Training Room 1204A. For more information, email aurms@auburn.edu

 

Lab Safety Training
5/13/2019

 


Auburn University Risk Management and Safety will hold Lab Safety Training Sessions on Friday, May 17th in room 109 of the CASIC Building (570 Devall Drive). In order to accommodate as many participants as possible, these Lab Safety Training Sessions will be offered at two separate times: 10:00am and 3:00pm. Both sessions are scheduled to last 90 minutes.  

The Lab Safety Training Sessions will cover basic lab safety, biological Safety and hazardous waste management.

Auburn University Risk Management and Safety encourages all visiting summer researchers who will be working in labs to attend either of the training sessions. 

Annual Vehicle Fire Extinguisher Inspection
4/16/2019

On Wednesday April 24th, Auburn University Risk Management and Safety will hold their annual Vehicle Fire Extinguisher Inspection from 12pm until 4pm at the Facilities Vehicle Servicing Area. This event serves as an easy and convenient opportunity to have all University Fleet vehicles equipped with a Fire Extinguisher to have their existing units checked, tested, or even replaced.

The process is simple, and participants will be back on the road in a short time. The Annual Vehicle Fire Inspection helps ensure that all fleet vehicles and equipped with adequate and working extinguishers and ensures that the University Fleet can operate safely and efficiently.

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Pressley at Auburn University Risk Management and Safety.

Principles of Contracting and Risk Transfer
3/25/2019

On April 17th at 1:30pm, Risk Management and Safety and Procurement and Business Services will offer HRD Course MR550: Principles of University Contracting and Risk Transfer. The goal of this course is to help particpants discover important contracting tips and guidelines, determine how to mitigate risk in contracts, and develop strong practices to help them excel in the future.

This course will expose participants to the fundamental principles behind contract formation, with particular emphasis on how Auburn University’s status as a government entity influences many of the contract’s important terms. Participants will learn the value of utilizing contracts to transfer risk of loss away from the University and will recognize how to mitigate remaining risk by conforming to appropriate 3rd party insurance requirements. Upon completion, participants will be better prepared to act as facilitators in the contracting process and will understand the boundaries of authority dictated by Auburn University’s Signature Authority Policy. Presented by Courtney Raville, Procurement Contract Officer, and Patrick White, Risk Management Specialist.

You can sign up through FastTrain using the HRD Course Number MR550. 

Creating a Safer Auburn: Managing Risks through Accident Reporting
3/25/2019

Risk Management and Safety will offer a unique HRD program entitled: Creating a Safer Auburn: Managing Risks through Accident Reporting on Wednesday March 27th at 2:30pm. 

This informative and important course is designed for Auburn employees and will help foster a proactive safety culture for any department by helping you become an impactful safety ambassador for your unit.

Accidents can occur at Auburn University. Before they do, RMS wants you to have the best tools and resources to manage risk. 

RMS will cover a broad range of informative topics related to Accident Reporting including an overview of the accident investigation process, awareness of the resources available to help you collect an effective report, and what to expect after an accident using key lessons learned from real-world experiences.

The offering number 19632 and course code RM140.

If you have any questions, please contact Auburn University Risk Management and Safety at aurms@auburn.edu 

 

Campus Building Surveys
3/25/2019

Risk Management & Safety will be working with Duff and Phelps, LLC to survey properties insured by the State Insurance Fund.  Representatives will be on campus from February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019 to assess current condition and valuation of select buildings.   You may notice the surveyors entering mechanical rooms, electrical closets, and other restricted areas; however, they will be accompanied by AU Facilities Management.  Every effort will be made to schedule surveys at times that are convenient for building occupants.  

 

Questions or concerns may be directed to Risk Management & Safety at 844-4533. 

Parkerson Mill Cleanup
2/15/2019

Auburn University Risk Management & Safety (RMS), the City of Auburn, Auburn University Crop, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Club, and the Alpha Epsilon Honor Society will host a creek clean-up event on Saturday, February 23rd, from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm along the banks of the campus’ Parkerson Mill Creek. Students, faculty, staff and those associated with the university community are invited to participate in the event.

A small stream that stretches past the football and baseball fields and the old coliseum on the campus, the Auburn University Parkerson Mill Creek was transformed in 2014 into an area used as outdoor classrooms for environmental research. It is up to the Auburn University community to keep this living stream vibrant, clean and beautiful.

Volunteers for the event should meet behind the intramural fieldhouse, next to the parking lot, at 1:00pm. Gloves and bags will be available for collecting, but participants will be responsible for bringing appropriate footwear, such as rubber boots or waders. Students will need to sign a Volunteer Release & Acknowledgement of Risk waiver prior to collecting; forms will be available the day of the event.

To register, please visit aub.ie/creek

For more information or to request a waiver, please contact Tom McCauley at mccautp@auburn.edu or Dusty Kimbrow at dkimbrow@auburnalabama.org

 

Parkerson Mill Creek Clean-up Event
11/20/2018

Auburn University Risk Management & Safety (RMS) and the City of Auburn will host a creek clean-up event on Tuesday, November 27, from 9 a.m. until Noon along the banks of the campus’ Parkerson Mill Creek. Students, faculty, staff and those associated with the university community are invited to participate in the event.

A small stream that stretches past the football and baseball fields and the old coliseum on the campus, the Auburn University Parkerson Mill Creek was transformed in 2014 into an area used as outdoor classrooms for environmental research. It is up to the Auburn University community to keep this living stream vibrant, clean and beautiful.

Volunteers for the event should meet behind the intramural fieldhouse, next to the parking lot, at 9 a.m. Gloves and bags will be available for collecting, but participants will be responsible for bringing appropriate footwear, such as rubber boots or waders. Students will need to sign a Volunteer Release & Acknowledgement of Risk waiver prior to collecting; forms will be available the day of the event.

For more information or to request a waiver, please contact Tom McCauley at mccautp@auburn.edu or Dusty Kimbrow at dkimbrow@auburnalabama.org

 

Risk Management of Emerging Technologies
10/29/2018

HRD Course Promotion

 

Emerging Technologies such as 3D Printers and Drones are making major breakthroughs in research, rescue, and reporting. However, these new technologies bring new risks that we need to understand. From safe practices to privacy concerns and what’s on the horizon; Auburn University Risk Management and Safety will discuss these issues and more with our Human Resources Development Course: RISK MANAGEMENT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.

 

Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 1:30pm in HRD Training Room 1204B. This unique and one-of-a-kind HRD Course will offer you a chance to interact with the future of innovation and to be prepared for the next great steps in technology. Register today through FastTrain. HRD Course RM130.

 

For more information, please email Kevin Ives at pki0002@auburn.edu

Creek Clean-Up Event on Sunday, February 25th
2/19/2018

Risk Management and Safety and The Alternative Student Break are hosting a Creek Clean-Up Event on Sunday, February 25th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

The goal of this event is to help preserve one of Auburn University’s best natural resources: The Parkerson Mill Creek. The cleanup will being at 2:00 pm in front of the Wellness Kitchen.

Volunteers are asked to bring responsible and appropriate footwear and prior to collecting, students will be asked to sign a Volunteer Release and Acknowledgement of Risk Waiver, which will be provided the day of the event.

Come help Keep Auburn Beautiful and preserve the future of the campus this Sunday. Email Environmental Program Manager Tom McCauley (mccautp@auburn.edu) for more information.